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Despite no-shows, Auto China 2018 still shows key trends in HDT industry

As several features of this week’s issue point out, the number of heavy-duty truck manufacturers participating at this year’s Auto China 2018 in April reached a historical low: four. Just eight heavy-duty trucks were displayed by Foton-Daimler, SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan, Beiben and JMC Heavy-Duty. Together with just one other commercial vehicle manufacturer (Changjiang,

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Recap of heavy-duty truck manufacturers’ annual business conferences (I)

It’s late December and that means heavy-duty truck manufacturers’ annual business conferences are in session. Following are highlights from business conferences held by FAW Jiefang, CNHTC, Shaanxi Auto and Beiben. – Editor   FAW Jiefang targeting sales of 264,000 medium and heavy-duty trucks in 2018, 304,000 in total CHENGDU –

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Low-speed EVs on high note after MIIT comment and Zhidou approval

  The low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) is getting a major boost after the approval of one of the leading and most prominent LSEV manufacturers and an official response on their future administration), both coming from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which oversees the production approval of automobile

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CAFC+NEV “dual credit” scheme finalized: NEV credit requirement delayed to 2019

BEIJING – China will put into effect the much-awaited new energy vehicle credit scheme in 2019, a year later than originally planned, according to the final version of the Parallel Administrative Measures for Passenger Vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Credits jointly released by the

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August heavy-duty truck sales surge 84 percent to 91,000 units

Heavy-duty truck sales hit another record in August, as sales surged 84 percent to 91,000 units, the sixth consecutive month since March sales have exceeded 90,000 units, according to the latest data reported by manufacturers. (Update: Heavy-duty truck sales grew 89.83 percent to 93,700 units in August, and 75 percent

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Chongqing: China’s “Motor City”?

This issue features one of a series of articles recently run by Automotive Business Review (Qiche Shangye Pinglun) on the unique landscape of automobile manufacturing in Chongqing and players that make up this important automotive hub in Western China. In fact, Chongqing is now the country’s leading city in terms

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Chongqing: China’s “Motor City”?

This week’s issue features one of a series of articles recently run by Automotive Business Review (Qiche Shangye Pinglun) on the unique landscape of automobile manufacturing in Chongqing and players that make up this important automotive hub in Western China. In fact, Chongqing is now the country’s leading city in

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Sales performance of passenger vehicle manufacturers in 2016

BEIJING – China’s production and sales of passenger vehicles reached 24,421,000 and 24,377,000 units in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 15.5 and 14.9 percent and 1.0 and 1.3 percentage points higher than the overall growth of the automobile industry. Most of the passenger vehicle manufacturers completed their sales target set

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The 7th Global NEV Conference: redefining the automobile

BEIJING – The 7th Global NEV Conference, organized by d1ev.com, was held on December 17 here. Executives from new energy vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and tech companies shared their ideas on the future development of China’s smart EV industry, new business models and market trends. Pang Yicheng, chairman of Beijing Zhidian

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